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Challenge: Nightmares II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: My middle bedroom
Date: Apr 18, 2009
Aperture: F10.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4.5 seconds
Galleries: Humorous, Horror
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2009

I don't know why I do this when my average is finally about to break a 5.30 for the first time. Actually, I do know why. It's because I have too much fun with these shoehorns and gag entries.
Inspiration for this entry was my outtake from last years marshmallow peeps challenge:

I think that one actually had a creepier feel to it, but I was not quite able to fully recreate the look. I retook my shot and got much closer to what I had wanted. I also bribed my wife with a Starbucks Chai-Latte to make a better brown ribbon for me. The first one was a really pathetic effort with a brown pipe cleaner, though I think the position of the shoehorn was a little more menacing:

Pre-challenge notes:
I'm gonna get creamed (again). The success of one of my shoehorns is not measured in score, however. It is measured in the number of comments, including the ones that say they just don't get it. Probably good for a high 4 to a low 5, a mid 5 being a dream score for this.

Post-challenge notes:
Came in as predicted, but I'm mostly disappointed in the amount of comments this brought in. I guess in a challenge with such a dark theme, my gag entry went over worse than usual.

Place: 90 out of 95
Avg (all users): 4.6600
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 4.3171
Avg (non-participants): 4.7890
Views since voting: 777
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 150
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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01/05/2013 03:43:38 PM
HA! I love your sense of humor, Steve!
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05/18/2009 02:54:05 PM
Dont really get the concept-But It looks 3-d so i like it, I give you a 6...for the effort.
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05/02/2009 02:11:45 PM
ahhh, man this should have done so much better...I gave you an 8 so there...I had a feeling this was yours with the shoehorn in it and all..
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04/27/2009 08:28:06 PM
This IS really funny!!
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04/27/2009 06:56:49 PM
Love it lol
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04/27/2009 03:15:05 AM
You're insane... in a good way, of course :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2009 01:29:21 PM
Funny - is that a brown ribbon lurking next to the shoehorn
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04/23/2009 02:06:24 PM
Ha. Very clever.
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04/21/2009 06:56:39 AM
Laugh out loud funny and so very true for challenge participants. Wouda, couda, shouda is a common trait in second guessing entries. Well done.
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04/20/2009 08:15:22 PM
Spiff? Unfortunately is fits the challenge in my eyes seeing that your toy seems to be awaking from a nightmare. LOL
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04/20/2009 07:04:49 PM
LOL, like it.
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04/20/2009 12:48:37 PM
hmm is that a shoehorn I see? And a brown ribbon poking you on the shoulder?! No...no... NOOOOOOO!!!! ;0 good work Spiffy! 7
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